LMU's Trevon Shaw Named AstroTurf SAC Player of Week; No. 4 Railsplitters Face No. 1 Northwest M
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Lincoln Memorial University senior guard Trevon Shaw (pictured) has been selected as the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday, Dec. 18. Shaw is the second member of the LMU men's basketball team to be tabbed as the SAC Player of the Week this season and first since Emanuel Terry earned the honor on November 14. A native of St. Helena Island, S.C., Shaw led the No. 4 Railsplitters (11-0) to three victories last week by averaging 29.3 points per game while shooting 63.3 percent from the field and 65 percent from three-point territory. The Brevard transfer combined to make an absurd 24 three-pointers during that dominant three-game stretch. Shaw kicked off his week by pouring in 35 points on a record-breaking 11-for-13 effort from three-point range in the Railsplitters' record-shattering 156-69 win over Mars Hill. In that game, during which Shaw reset the program record for three-pointers in a game, the Railsplitters broke the SAC record for scoring and three-pointers made with an otherworldly 30-for-43 mark from deep. The 87-point victory was also the largest margin of victory in a game between two SAC opponents in league history. Shaw followed up that historic performance by scoring 17 points with 15 coming in the second half in an 88-65 win over Wingate. He went 3-for-6 from three in that game while adding five rebounds. In Saturday's hard-fought 98-94 win at Newberry, Shaw scored a career-high 36 points while going 10-for-18 from three-point range, marking his third game with at least 10 three-pointers so far this season. Shaw scored 28 of his 36 points and made eight of his 10 three-pointers in the first half. Through 11 games this season, Shaw has already buried a nation-leading 64 three-pointers on a 53 percent clip. The senior is leading the SAC in scoring with 21.8 points per game and has made a league-leading 84 field goals. Prior to the start of the 2017-18 campaign, only two players - Luquon Choice and Jalen Steele - had hit at least 10 three-pointers in a single game in program history. Shaw has now accomplished that feat three times this season alone. Behind Shaw's hot shooting, the Railsplitters are off to their fourth 11-0 start of the past eight seasons. Lincoln Memorial will face its toughest test to date on Tuesday night when they square off against No. 1 nationally-ranked and defending national champions Northwest Missouri State at 7 p.m. in Owensboro, Ky. That game serves as a rematch of the 2017 national semifinals.
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